Sunday the 28th was a great adventure with Great Friends…
The Fords, Sheers and Teppers headed off to Chardon’s Maple Festival. Sam and Matt are the only ones that have been before so we were very excited to watch, the Tug o War, Bath Tub Races and the Lumberjack activities.
Before the famous pancakes, maple syrup and sausage – which were delicious… we watched the Tug o War contest…. muscles, muscles and more muscles, old and young! This was serious business, teams had to be weighed in and then with a flip of the coin the pulling began… great excitement!
After pancakes we headed to watch the crazy Bath Tub races…. each team consisted of 3 folks, one of which got to sit in the tub while the other 2 ran from one end to the other… the gal in the tub though had to lean and steer when necessary!
From the Bath Tub races we headed to the Lumberjack activities…. these men had great skill in throwing an ax and cutting wood. The axes were 3.5 pounds and had to be thrown a great distance to a target, where they were then scored for their marksmen-ship. Then their were teams of 2 that with a “souped” up chain saw had to make a cut down and then back up through a piece of wood … yikes! The last event, that we saw was the Bow Saw cutting contest… they made it look like you were cutting butter.
Even though it was a slightly miserable day weather wise, as friends we had a great adventure!